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Transcend Warriors – Derek Hill

February 15, 2022

My Story:

I am a very active person, & have been my whole life. It took a while for me to manage a stable blood sugar reading while doing physical activities. Many sports I am involved with are outdoors & take place in areas where you don’t have a lot of access to help if something were to go wrong with your blood sugars. Sports & activities I love such as snowboarding, kiteboarding, skateboarding, & drumming take lots of energy and require a stable level of blood sugars. Transcend allows me to worry less & address the low blood sugar issue quickly.

My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
Daily number of times checking blood sugar:4-6 times/day
Managing Diabetes with: Insulin Shots (Syringes), Transcend Glucose Gels
Age were you diagnosed with diabetes:15
How long does it take you to come up when you are low:Under 1 hour
How has Transcend helped treat your low blood sugars?

I typically use Transcend Glucose Gels while being active & doing physical activity. Transcend gives me the ability to correct lows even while doing something where I don’t necessarily have time to break to eat something. This allows me to continue with my activities & not miss out on the fun.

What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?

Living with a disease that if not managed properly, you could end up dead or in a coma on any given day.

What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?

Nothing is impossible if you manage your lifestyle in a responsible manner. I feel that I live the same life as any “normal person,” just with a little more self-care.

If you had one piece of advice for someone with diabetes, what would it be?

It’s your life, nobody is going to help manage your disease for you except YOU. Take action, take control, & live your life to its fullest.

Who has helped you the most manage your diabetes? What has helped you the most manage your diabetes?

I have been the one since the beginning managing my own health and well-being. Using the blood glucose monitor & maintaining a good diet gives me the ability to have better control of this disease.

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